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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$590
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Decorah Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    38
    500
  • Theft
    890
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,912
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Decorah Reviews

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Beautiful town, with rich history and friendly people. A very close knit strong community. The academics are outstanding as well as the extracurricular activities, the community is very active within the school. Deborah students strive to help the community in every way possible.
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It's a very small town, but the main street is super cute. Everything is pretty much within walking distance, and the town is very well kept. Being someone from the city I must say it is a very nice small town.
In Decorah, there is almost a cop car patrolling or responding every 3 or 4 miles because our town is very safe they are not used a ton of the time. There are no crimes prevalent in Decorah and when a crime is committed it is normally a small theft from Wal-mart or something of that extent.